Skills Training for Job Seekers (HRD)


HRD (Human Resources Development) courses provide employability skills training and assistance for adults who are trying to find employment, transitioning back into the workforce, or working to redefine their professional niche in today's global market.

Classes are designed to address current needs and trends of the complex and constantly changing workforce. 

Full Catalog of HRD Courses | Available HRD Classes

*All HRD courses are fee-waived for qualifying individuals who are unemployed, "underemployed," or who have received notice of layoff or pending layoff.*


Course Details & Registration Information

Career Seeking Skills for Translators and Interpreters
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 35 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
205557 Northern Wake Campus 01/14/2019 01/17/2019 J. Kribil $77.00 Open
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Participants who are bilingual and interested in pursuing a career in interpretation and translation.
This course will explore the skills necessary to become an interpreter and/or translator. Students will learn the difference between being an interpreter and a translator and have the opportunity to assess their language skills for either industry. They will understand the necessity of cultural awareness and discuss idioms, terminology, dialects and slangs and their importance. Students will get the opportunity to tailor their resume and interview skills for this industry as well as research opportunities to improve them. This course will provide knowledge, guidance and direction for the next step in your interest of becoming an interpreter or a translator.
Course Objectives
  1. have accessed their personal knowledge and language skills level;
  2. have discussed different fields in translation and interpretation;
  3. have become aware of cultural awareness differences in translation and interpretation;
  4. have discussed idioms, terminology, dialects and slangs;
  5. have learned the importance of ethics;
  6. have developed a resume for this industry;
  7. have developed interview skills for this industry;
  8. have researched job and educational opportunities.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Module 1: Self Assessment and Identify Personal Capabilities
  2. Module 2: Identify Fields of Translation and Interpretation
  3. Module 3: Awareness of Languages and Cultural Differences
  4. Module 4: Ethics
  5. Module 5: Resume Development
  6. Module 6: Develop Interview Skills
  7. Module 7: Education and Job Opportunities
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Provided by instructor
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 95% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Participants who are bilingual and interested in pursuing a career in interpretation and translation.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Interpreter
  • Translator
Related Courses
  • Translation and Interpretation Part I - FLI-3700B2
  • Oral Communication for Advanced ESL Students - COM-3711E3
  • ABE Transition for Adv. ESL Students - ABE-TRANS
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696